Afshan Subohi

Eid amidst Covid resurgence

Eid amidst Covid resurgence

Online shopping has picked up pace but the 25pc spike is on a relatively narrow base in the country. Updated 10 May, 2021 09:26am
Workers deserve a better deal

Workers deserve a better deal

The ratio of unionised workers in the total labour force in the country has shrunk over the past four decades. Updated 03 May, 2021 09:35am
Covid outbreak sways charity trends

Covid outbreak sways charity trends

The pie of total donations is projected to expand by about 10 per cent to Rs165 billion this year from Rs150bn last Ramazan. Updated 26 Apr, 2021 09:43am
It’s time to speed up vaccination

It’s time to speed up vaccination

The fear of restrictions on international mobility of citizens and consignments, businesspeople feel, is not misplaced. Updated 19 Apr, 2021 09:53am
Circumventing the  global power tussle

Circumventing the global power tussle

Pakistan hopes to maintain cordial ties with China and the US despite the growing animosity between the two giant economies. Updated 05 Apr, 2021 09:22am
No bailout for the poor

No bailout for the poor

For job creation, the government will need to extend support to establishments operating under the radar. Updated 29 Mar, 2021 09:40am
Covid-19 compounds labour woes

Covid-19 compounds labour woes

The vulnerability of a system already under political pressure will only increase if the trend of joblessness is not reversed. Updated 22 Mar, 2021 09:01am
Adding momentum to recovery

Adding momentum to recovery

The business community fears political unrest may unravel the nascent economic recovery after Covid-19. Updated 01 Mar, 2021 09:03am
Why our exporters suck at exporting

Why our exporters suck at exporting

"We have removed most of the impediments; we are witnessing excellent growth in industry and exports," says Abdul Razak Dawood. Updated 22 Feb, 2021 09:27am
Beating the pathogen

Beating the pathogen

No one seems to know at this point when and how the private healthcare practitioners will be covered. Updated 01 Feb, 2021 09:30am
Turning over a new leaf

Turning over a new leaf

Sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledge Biden's role as a caring friend of Pakistan in Washington in the past. Updated 25 Jan, 2021 09:18am
The way the wind blows

The way the wind blows

Corporate America knows the shareholder’s interest overrides political preferences. Updated 18 Jan, 2021 09:12am
Build back better

Build back better

Diverging from the consensus of 2-3 per cent GDP growth, the economy is expected to have a K-shaped recovery. Updated 04 Jan, 2021 09:56am